Comparison: 2017 Lexus RC 350 vs 2017 Infiniti Q60

Los Angeles Compare Lexus RC350 vs Infiniti Q60

When you’re shopping for a luxury coupe in Los Angeles, you want one with chic styling and luxe features that also has the practical perks like good gas mileage and safety ratings. After all, Angelenos aren’t ones to compromise.

If you’re stuck in the middle between the 2017 Lexus RC 350 and the 2017 Infiniti Q60, there are some things you may want to know. Read on for our full comparison:

Safety

Lexus RC 350

It’s not often that a car seemingly designed for beauty can also keep you safe. But the RC 350 is an exception, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded it the title of Top Safety Pick+ after it earned best possible scores in all crash tests. The 2017 RC 350 comes standard with LED headlights and daytime running lights, Lexus Enform Safety Connect, backup camera, hill start assist, rain-sensing wipers, and Smart Stop technology. There’s also available pre-collision system with automatic brake assist, dynamic radar cruise control, intuitive parking assist, and other driver assistance technologies.

Infiniti Q60

The 2017 Q60 hasn’t yet been rated by the IIHS, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has only evaluated it in rollover tests, where it earned 5 stars. While the Infiniti coupe has safety features like airbags, tire pressure monitoring, seatbelts, and anti-lock brakes, it does not come available with driver assistance technologies like a pre-collision system or lane departure warning. When it comes to tech, Infiniti put entertainment ahead of safety with this vehicle.

Features

Lexus RC 350

The 2017 RC 350 is equipped with standard Lexus Enform Service Connect and infotainment, a 7-inch display, 10-speaker audio system, HD radio, dual USB ports, Bluetooth, and voice command smartphone integration. Additionally, each model has automatic climate control, self-dimming rearview mirror, and rearview camera.

You also have the option to add premium packages of features. Packages include Navigation (includes Enform Destinations, Enform App Suite, and enhanced Bluetooth); Navigation with Mark Levinson Premium Audio, Premium (heated and ventilated seats and driver assistance tech); Luxury (driver assistance tech, heated and ventilated seats, and leather trim); and All-Weather (high-intensity heater, headlamp washers, and wiper de-icer).

Infiniti Q60

The 2017 Q60 has standard infotainment with two USB ports, Sirius XM Radio, Bluetooth technology, and a 6-speaker audio system. Other standard features include push-button start, dual-zone climate control, power locks and windows, and 8-way power driver’s seat. Upper trim levels also include a premium audio system, moon roof, universal garage door opener, and surround-view camera.

Engine

Lexus RC 350

The 2017 RC 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive models have an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the all-wheel drive utilizes a 6-speed automatic.

Infiniti Q60

The 2017 Q60 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that makes 208 horses of power and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing

Lexus RC 350

Starting at $43,010 MSRP

Infiniti Q60

Starting at $48,300 MSRP

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